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May 11, 2022

Transitioning From Conventional Print to Production Inkjet

IWCO Direct has been a leader in the production inkjet space for more than ten years. We have a large fleet of Canon ColorStream 3900s and Screen Truepress Jet520HDs, and
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April 20, 2022

How to Build Sustainability into Your Strategy – Part 1

In the print industry, sustainability is often equated with the creation, use, and recycling of substrates, but there are many other elements to consider.
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March 16, 2022

EFI Launches Enhanced Platform for Nozomi Single-Pass Inkjet Presses

EFI announced its newest ultra-high-speed inkjet solution for the corrugated market – the EFI™ Nozomi 14000 LED press.
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November 10, 2021

Optimizing the Book Supply Chain

BoD offers true book-of-one production with roll-fed inkjet and a dedicated online portal for authors and publishers. Moving the production site allows even for next day delivery to all book shops in Germany.
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October 26, 2021

Understanding Printhead Requirements for Single Pass Applications

Designing an inkjet print process for your inhouse manufacturing? Looking for the right process for your industrial or commercial printing needs? Finding the right printheads for your particular process, product substrate, speed and manufacturing needs can be a daunting process. Print heads are vital to the print quality and process of the printed piece when integrating or developing an inkjet print application.
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October 21, 2021

Digital Unboxing: Packaging Experiences an Innovation Collision

Throughout the industry, from brand identity and messaging to converting and distribution, digital capabilities cause processes in every part of the packaging supply chain to be re-evaluated. Mary Schilling explains how the presence of digital print technology has created stellar opportunities for label, folding carton, and flexible packaging.
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October 8, 2021

US Paper Exchange – Need it and Got it

Updates to free, confidential paper exchange to help printing companies report shortages and share excess stocks to mitigate supply chain risk #paperexchange
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April 22, 2020

Working with Virtual Support When Everything is on Lockdown

When that reliable, friendly face is no longer sitting in their office on your site, can’t travel, or is less available on the phone, what options do you have for getting the support you need? Ask your vendors about virtual support! It takes many forms. You may already be using some form of it, but make sure you are taking advantage of every option. 
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April 21, 2020

Communicating Vital Information

Whether it is a website, email or direct mail campaign, catalog or postcard, always design with a purpose. Every word, color, font and material should have a purpose and intent.  They need to communicate your message. This is what separates good design from bad.
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October 9, 2019

The Big Push: Experiments to Try with your Inkjet Press – Part 3

If you own an Inkjet press, part of your on-going process should include some experimentation. Experimentation with different substrates, different ink settings, and different profiles help the production team understand the opportunities your press enables. This episode covers experiments with speed and drying.
November 6, 2018

The Strategic Press Decision

This article discusses the role of strategic planning in making equipment acquisition decisions and highlights the use of the Ansoff product-market matrix as a tool to help with brainstorming and planning.
November 2, 2018

Glatfelter Paper Rebrands to Pixelle Speciality Solutions

“To the inkjet world changing their name to Pixelle is quite fitting as it is Glatfelter’s performance inkjet brand compatible on high speed inkjet devices.” -Mary Schilling Find Pixelle Performance
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November 1, 2018

EFI’s Earnings Call Highlights Nozomi

Most inkjet printer manufacturers are either private (Durst) or part of a larger public company for which inkjet is only an element of their portfolio (HP, Canon, Ricoh, etc), so
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January 17, 2018

Building End-to-End Data Security into Inkjet – White Paper

The issue of data security is so pervasive that it has moved from an IT and boardroom discussion to become the topic of movies and television shows. More than 7 billion records were exposed through breaches in just the first nine months of 2017, a jump of over 300 percent from the prior year. Five of the top breaches in 2017 were among the largest ten breaches of all time.  With over five million records lost or stolen every day, protecting businesses and consumers from data breaches is a top concern among executives in all industries. While there is a tendency to think of data breaches in terms of the web and digital initiatives, security is no less critical for printing operations.
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January 9, 2018

Inks are the Blood – Video

Marco Boer of I.T. Strategies joins us again for a deep dive into inkjet ink sets (try saying that five times fast). He gives a clear, concise overview of aqueous
January 8, 2018

The Truth About the Digital Color Evolution

It’s been said of the great artist J.M.W. Turner — renowned for pounding out his own colors to create seemingly incandescent oil paintings — that he “painted with tinted steam.” We haven’t reached that point in high-speed production inkjet, but we’ve come a long way since 2007, when the technology was the realm of transactional printers and used primarily for black-and-white applications. (Sponsored Content)
January 2, 2018

Welcome to 2018 – Time Flies as Inkjet Accelerates

Suddenly, it’s a new year. It’s been coming on steadily for 365 days and then “time” happened over night. Those are the tricks that time plays. Many people who had
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November 10, 2017

Marco Boer – Apples, Oranges & Inkjet Specs – Video

Marco Boer of I.T. Strategies discusses specifications that actually tell you something about inkjet print quality – so, yes to gray levels and not-so-much on DPI and number of nozzles.
November 8, 2017

New Ricoh Pro V20000 series CF inkjet platform

Ricoh Announces Launch of Compact High Speed Inkjet Platform Press release from the issuing company London – Print services providers can produce profitably a wide range of applications from transactional print
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November 6, 2017

David Murphy on Inkjet Printed Magazines and Catalogs – Video

We asked David Murphy, Worldwide Marketing Director for HP PageWide Industrial Division to share his thoughts on market readiness for inkjet printed magazines and catalogs. He gave us some interesting

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